Dangerous animal defense and avoidance

Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by Strigidae, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Mark Walker

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    Try that where I served. We did not like shotgun in the Bush Wars. Why? No range and no pen. Even a simple elephant was hard to kill with 7.62 and we where just trained to get out of there way. I just trust my Elders knowledge and did not try
     
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    You have previously mentioned your like of the 470NE for everything. Choice is a wonderful thing. I spent many afternoons hunting rabbits with a .375H&H so will never judge anyone using too much gun.
     
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    I am sure it was some exciting times. I was on the Southern border of the US and was only worried about much smaller creatures.
    My brief time in Africa was much more sedate. I spent much of my time outside of class, sampling the excellent food. I am on the left E6DA27D4-A966-4E31-84EE-F8EABF3E3F08.jpeg
     
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    Are you wearing shoes in the photo?
     
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    Man, yall could pass as brothers.
     
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    Yes, I have some special made Russel Moccasins for actual work, but I did do some short hikes in unencumbered by the devils torture devices referred to as footwear.
    I do have a nickname bestowed upon me from Eastern Africans in reference to my proclivity for ignoring the social constraints of shoes. “Mzungu Masai” In direct translation it means white Masai but in this instance “Monkey Boy”might be a better translation.
     
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    Yes now that you mention it, but when I was there I seemed to stick out like the proverbial rat turd in the super bowl. I did have the habit of wandering around lots more than my coworkers who seemed convinced they were some sort of James Bond and were worried about security. I recognized my our true identity as an unimportant school Marm and freely checked out the local attractions.

    a self defense class. I do believe West Africans can have the darkest complexion.
     
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